Nigeria: 5 soldiers, 6 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno clash

Five soldiers of the Nigerian Army and six Boko Haram terrorists were killed in a gunfight in the Alagarno area of Borno State on Monday, January 11, 2021. The terrorists were members of main Boko Haram faction, the Islamic State Read More …

Trends in Terrorism: What’s on the Horizon in 2021?

The year 2020 was unprecedented in many ways. Just three days into the year, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF) commander Qasem Soleimani. That news was soon eclipsed by the worldwide Read More …

Nigerian troops neutralise 23 terrorists, capture IED specialist

Troops of Operation Fire Ball in the North-East have neutralised 23 terrorists and captured one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) specialist in Ngamdu, near Maiduguri. Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, who disclosed this on Tuesday said that some Read More …

Nigeria: Troops apprehend IEDs makers in North-East

The Defence Headquarters said the troops of Operation Fire Ball have overrun some Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and arrested their Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) makers in the North East. The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Read More …

Nigeria: Troops kill 75 terrorists, lose 3 soldiers in North-East

The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, disclosed this while giving update of the activities of the troops between Sept. 28 and Oct. 31 on Tuesday. Onyeuko said that Operation Fire Ball was a subsidiary operation under Operation Read More …

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bomb on donkey’ used to ambush Borno governor

Militants linked to the Islamic State group (IS) have used a donkey strapped with explosives to ambush the convoy of the governor of Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state. Governor Babagana Zulum was returning to the state capital, Maiduguri, from Baga town Read More …

Nigeria: 4 soldiers, 10 policemen, 4 others killed by terrorists

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said 18 persons, among them 4 soldiers, 10 policemen and 4 civilians, have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush in Borno State. The deceased met their death Friday while providing security for the Read More …

Nigeria’s growing insecurity offers expansion opportunities for Boko Haram

A vast shockwave was seen. Boko Haram is extending its reach from north-east Nigeria into the country’s north-west. It is taking advantage of old and new local conflicts and insecurities to further embed itself in the area through violent extremism. Read More …

Nigeria: 3 hours after Zulum returns to Maiduguri, multiple explosions rock city

Many people were reportedly dead in multiple explosions that rocked some parts of Maiduguri, Borno State capital. The incident took place nearly three hours when Governor Babagana Zulum, who survived twin attacks on his convoy in Baga and Gajiram general Read More …